• New Attraction Planned for Atlantic City’s Steel Pier

     
    POSTED October 27, 2014
     
Atlantic City and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority plan to build the biggest of ferris wheel next to the iconic Steel Pier. 
 
Although the project still requires approval by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, CRDA executive director, John Palmieri, points out that the 220-foot-high wheel will not be a traditional ferris wheel. He refers to it as an ‘observation wheel.’
 
The structure will carry heated cabins that can be enjoyed year-round, even in the winter. There will be 40 climate-controlled cars on the wheel, which will feature padded seats with Wi-Fi access and even music for the wheel’s ride. Rides will last around 15 to 20 minutes. 
 
The wheel’s location is part of a larger plan to make the Pier a year-round attraction, which also means an expansion of the Steel Pier itself. A total of $8 million in loans for the wheel project have been authorized by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority; however the wheel itself carries a 14 million dollar price tag. 
 
“We’re creating a more appealing place for visitation,” Palmieri said. “Obviously casinos are still a big employer, and they are the base part of the economy, but our focus is on diversity.”
 
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says the observation wheel will be a good investment for his town. 

Located on the River Walk, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk has completed its $38 million renovation just in time for its 40thanniversary. The renovation broke ground in December 2021. The hotel’s 602 guestrooms and 28 suites were redesigned to reflect an upscale urban experience.  

 

If you’ve hosted meetings at the Javits Center or other venues in Manhattan, you know that there’s more than enough to do in the borough to easily keep attendees busy for days.

 

Pittsburgh may be known as The Steel City, but it has plenty of greenery, too, and opportunities for groups attending meetings here to get out in nature. The Pittsburgh CVB, which has the tagline “Only in Pittsburgh,” has proudly shared the news that the Great Allegany Passage was named a winner in the 2022 USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “best recreational trail.”